Live Review: Circa Waves (Liverpool Guild of Students 24/03/17)

Restyled and sounding fresh, Liverpool’s own Circa Waves played a non-stop, exhilarating set at Liverpool’s Guild of Students on Friday night. The band have recently released their second album, ‘Different Creatures’, which was launched to the public by a host of intimate gigs at HMV stores around the country, including Liverpool a couple of weeks…

Circa Waves play set in HMV Liverpool

Liverpool four piece Circa Waves played a short acoustic set in HMV Liverpool One to promote the release of their new album ‘Different Creatures’. The band’s second LP features singles ‘Wake Up’ and ‘Fire That Burns’ and the album emphasises the growth of Circa Waves since their debut album in 2015. Frontman Kieran Shudhall led…

Live Review: The Amazons (Liverpool Buyers Club 06/03/17)

The big red sold out stamp covered the Liverpool date of The Amazons extensive UK tour, they’ve pulled out all the stops to be just about everywhere in the country this Spring, whilst I type they’ll be making the trip across to Dublin, before heading up to Belfast and back across to England for another…

Introducing: Louis Antoniou

With blues-rock back on the frontline of British music, Watford-born Louis Antoniou is set to release two independent singles. He has described the process of writing and recording these as ’a way of realising and expressing his deepest and darkest thoughts’. “Bad Apple” is without a doubt the track that is soon to push Louis…

Live Review: Ryan Koriya (19/02/17 Old English Pub, Copenhagen)

Upon arrival into The Old English Pub in Copenhagen it’s clear that traditions are at the forefront of presentation, similar then to British-Zimbabwean singer-songwriter Ryan Koriya. It’s those African roots that give him his basis to turn well-known tracks from the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oasis and John Lennon. On his interesting multi-instrumental…

The Vryll Society live tonight on BBC Radio 1

As they continue their rise, The Vryll Society are playing on BBC Radio 1 tonight (Monday 13/02) with Huw Stephens at 10.30. The Liverpool band have made waves nationally and have 4 dates penned for next month in Sheffield, Bristol, London and Birmingham from the 22nd to 25th. They drew a big crowd in their…

Live Review: Cabbage w/ The Shimmer Band and April (Liverpool EBGBS 10/02/17)

For Cabbage, the current political sphere has given huge amounts of inspiration for their material, it was no surprise that the Liverpool leg of their current U.K. tour was popular with those who’ve joined their musical protests. Equally popular are support bands April and The Shimmer Band, the latter last appearing in Liverpool in October….

Live Review: Hidden Charms (The Magnet 08/02/17)

The high-voltage Hidden Charms last night returned to The Magnet in Liverpool as part of their UK tour. A mere “about 3 people” watched them in the very same venue, back then they were forging their way into the scene in the North, now they have an entourage of material laden with synth energy and…

Wirral Live complete their headline lineup

Wirral Live have added The Libertines on Saturday 20th May to their lineup to complete their three headliners for the weekend at Prenton Park. Supporting them are Merseysiders The Coral and also Reverend and The Makers. The band, fronted by Pete Doherty and Carl Barat join Madness (Friday) who play with The Farm at the…

Live Review: The Soup (Il Lampione, Sauze d’Oulx 04/02/17)

An Italian wine bar off a cobbled street in the ski town of Sauze d’Oulx would be the venue for a marathon set by cover band The Soup. Led by bass guitarist who led vocals they played in excess of 20 songs of a wide variety. Their fondness of Johnny Cash was visible from the…

Kendal Calling announces first batch of artists for 2017

The first set of acts for Kendal Calling 2017 have been announced with Stereophonics, Manic Street Preachers and Franz Ferdinand revealed to be performing on the last weekend of July. Also playing at Kendal Calling are Frank Turner, Tinie Tempah, Editors, Jake Bugg and The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson. After a sell out last year…